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Seoul City Embarks on ‘Zero Plastic’ Initiative

Seoul City Embarks on ‘Zero Plastic’ Initiative

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will ramp up efforts to turn the capital city into a plastic-free zone in line with the central government’s recently-announced broader policy on waste management. Under the plan, the city aims to reduce by half the usage of disposal plastic cups, umbrella [...]

Dolby Laboratories Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Andy Sherman Delivers Keynote at PATINEX 2018

Dolby Laboratories Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Andy Sherman Delivers Keynote at PATINEX 2018

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Dolby Laboratories Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Andy Sherman delivered keynote titled, “Leveraging IP for Future Growth,” at PATINEX 2018 on September 6, 2018 in Seoul. PATINEX (PATent INformation EXpo) is Korea’s largest annual patent information conference & exhibition event which brings together IP [...]

Seoul City to Inspect Public Restrooms for Hidden Cameras

Seoul City to Inspect Public Restrooms for Hidden Cameras

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government announced an ambitious plan Sunday to carry out daily inspections of all public restrooms in the city for hidden cameras that are used for crimes against women. The move comes amid growing public anger toward sexual violence and hidden camera crimes. Currently, the city employs [...]

New Signposts Highlight Improving North-South Relationship, Seoul’s Place in the World

New Signposts Highlight Improving North-South Relationship, Seoul’s Place in the World

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — As part of Seoul’s policy to transform the nation’s capital into a pedestrian-friendly city, new signposts indicating the direction and distance of the world’s 15 major cities will be installed in 20 areas throughout Seoul. The signposts will be installed in 10 tourist districts such as Myeongdong and Itaewon, [...]

Seoul to Replace City Buses with Low-Floor Vehicles by 2025

Seoul to Replace City Buses with Low-Floor Vehicles by 2025

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will be replacing all of its regular intra-city buses with low-floor vehicles by 2025. Buses with shorter routes, known locally as “town buses”, will be replaced, in phases, with mid-sized low-floor vehicles starting in 2020. In addition, the number of taxis available for call by [...]

Newly Launched Tourism Organization Aims to Tackle Overtourism in Seoul

Newly Launched Tourism Organization Aims to Tackle Overtourism in Seoul

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A recently launched tourism organization said Tuesday it will put efforts to resolve recent conflicts arising from overtourism in Seoul’s popular tourist destinations. The Seoul Tourism Organization set sail in May to lead medium to long-term tourism development of the capital city, it said. “We have been in talks [...]